On 19th June 2023, Barbara Hoyle, the Fund’s Patron, passed away after an illness and we are heartbroken at the loss. Barbara was involved with the Fund for over 50 years as a volunteer, committee member, Treasurer and finally Chairman before she retired from the Fund in 2000. That didn’t stop her though and she happily accepted the Patron role! She continued to support all our fundraising events encouraging her friends to attend and continued to share the Fund’s name – “spreading the bread on the water” was her phrase.
Without her commitment over many years the Fund would not have been as successful, and we owe her our gratitude and thanks.
Barbara will be missed by everyone at the Fund, but most of all by her loving family.